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Dear Residents,

We are very pleased to report that enhancements to our children’s area on the Library’s second floor are now underway. During construction patrons will experience some temporary inconveniences that I would like to highlight here:

  • the main entryway will be closed

  • meeting rooms will be accessible during programs and scheduled public meetings, and locked at all other times

  • main Library traffic will be routed through the emergency exit next to the flag pole on Broad St.

  • temporary restrooms for the first floor will be located in the northwest corner of the building beyond the fiction collection

This project was made possible by the generous support of the Wadsworth Public Library Foundation, funding 51% of the total project cost for construction and early literacy interactive
installations. The pictures at right show a few angles of our interactives, currently in development by award-winning library design-build firm Burgeon Group, LLC. When completed, the early literacy interactive area will provide our youngest patrons with a hands-on experience of learning through play with a special Wadsworth twist threaded throughout, from the Grizzly paw height measuring ruler to the industrial history of our community and region. In-between, an interactive bookmobile (lower right) will echo in its color scheme one of the many, much-loved members of the Library’s now retired bookmobile fleet.

Please pardon our dust as the construction crew builds out the floor of the second floor over the main entrance, creating the necessary additional square footage to make this interactive area possible. When the project is complete, a relocated reference desk and tables for group work will allow for enhanced staff-patron interaction.

If all goes according to schedule, the project will be drawing to a close by the end of September. You can learn more and follow our progress here.

Please take a moment to review our fall 2017 program guide or visit our events calendar and find out more about the wide variety of programming we will continue to offer through the fall. With the exception of unforeseen circumstances of the construction, our goal is to maintain full access to programs, services and collections with regular operating hours.

Thank you for your patience during this disruption. We hope to see you in the Library soon.


Daniel Slife